Following Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Washington, D.C., last month, it’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s turn to travel to our nation’s capital, as Politico reported that Sandberg will meet with Federal Trade Commission Member Maureen Ohlhausen Wednesday.
The government may be shut down, but Facebook is still up and running, to the tune of more than 45 million interactions related to the issue this week, from more than 17 million users.
During his visit to Washington, D.C., Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down with The Atlantic Editor-in-Chief James Bennet at the Newseum, where he discussed the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative and whether or not Facebook is still cool, among other topics.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a rare appearance in Washington, D.C., this week. Zuckerberg has been raising his political profile since the company went public in May 2012, and this trip is a highly visible extension of that strategy.
Things are about to get a lot more interesting when the clock strikes noon throughout the U.S., as social dating application and website Coffee Meets Bagel officially launched its application for the iPhone and iPod Touch Thursday, just prior to going nationwide starting next week.
Facebook’s lobbying tab in the second quarter was a healthy $1.06 million, according to disclosure forms filed with the U.S. Senate Sunday night. While strong, the second-quarter figures were off the blistering pace set by the social network in the first quarter of the year, $2.45 million, which put the company ahead of its Silicon Valley rivals.
Facebook added to its lobbying roster in Washington, D.C., with the addition of Caitlin O’Neill, chief of staff for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), The Washington Post’s In the Loop blog reported.
On March 26, several people all over Facebook changed their profile photos to red and light-shaded equality signs in support of the Human Rights Campaign and same-sex marriage. While Facebook couldn’t track specifically the numbers of those who changed their profile pictures to this image, the site’s data science team tracked how many users changed their profile photos that day — an increase of 120 percent.
This week’s Supreme Court hearings on two cases related to same-sex marriage have taken over many a Facebook News Feed, and according to a post on the LGBTQ@Facebook page, “equality” was the top related term on the Facebook Talk Meter.